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, you made what had to have been a gut-retching experience. you decided to have a career in japan and leaving behind your children and husband. >> yes. >> your relationship didn't survive. >> at the time we were in agreement that i should go. this was my work and what i wanted to. i went to interview the survivors of the first atomic bomb. when i was there, september 11th happened. that with the separation we had broke along all the fault lines in our relationship. but, when i decided to have children, you know, as a young woman i never wanted to be a mother. i wouldn't say i don't want my children but i didn't want to be a mother because motherhood to me was this thing, this good mother thing that kind of comes at you like a freight train. i didn't want to give up every single bit of my time and identity. >> the point you make is you can be a good mother without being a present mother. my husband is the one who wanted kids. i didn't have to live with them to be a good mother. a lot of moms are going to say that can't be a mom. your responsibility is to be at home packing sandwich
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